A Hype-free Stroll Through Cloud Storage Security (2011)

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Monday, October 10, 2011
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Cloud storage is emerging as a cloud offering that has appeal to a potentially broad set of organizations. Like other forms of cloud computing, the security must be addressed as part of good governance, managing risks and common sense. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) guidance on cloud computing security can be used as a starting point for what some believe is a make-or-break element of cloud storage. This session will overview the CSA “top threats” and describe the security aspects of the new Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) specification, which includes protective measures employed in the management and access of data and storage. These measures span transport security, authentication, authorization and access controls, data integrity, sanitization, data retention, protections against malware, data at-rest encryption, and security capability queries.

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General introduction to cloud security threats and risks
Understand the security issues considered critical to cloud storage
Basic knowledge of the SNIA CDMI security capabilities